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Stoner Rock Graduation Ceremony

September 21st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Stoner Rock Graduation Ceremony In a perfect world, The Midnight Ghost Train would have played to more than the dozen or so people who showed up at the Kung Fu Necktie. Cypress Ave. the

Anger Is a Gift (and So Is Sadness)

September 13th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Anger Is a Gift (and So Is Sadness) Music is about emotion, but metal music is best when plummeting the depths of emotions that some feel are unwanted, unhealthy, or just best kept to one's self. Pyrrhon is about

Pagan Altar
Room of Shadows

September 5th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Pagan Altar Room of Shadows The story of Pagan Altar is so heartbreaking even the Biblical Job would have questioned what they did to deserve all of the tragedies that befell the group

Bölzer
Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, August 26

September 1st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Bölzer Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, August 26 Bands such as Bölzer, underground black metal duos that record for niche labels based out of foreign lands, are not supposed to

Neurosis
Union Transfer, Philadelphia, August 7

August 24th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Neurosis Union Transfer, Philadelphia, August 7 In 2003, Neurosis performed in Philadelphia, headlining Relapse Records’ Contamination Festival. It was noted even way back

Metal By Any Other Name

August 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Metal By Any Other Name Encyclopedia Metallum is an excellent resource for all things metal—except when it’s not. While the website does a fantastic job cataloging more than 100,000 bands (and

Ghost
The Fillmore, Philadelphia, July 20

August 1st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Ghost The Fillmore, Philadelphia, July 20 If you had a dollar for every disparaging word posted on the internet about Ghost, you could retire a very wealthy person. Factor in legitimate concerns over

Grind! Sludge! Doom!
All the Good Things!

July 14th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Grind! Sludge! Doom!All the Good Things! The Foundry is a smaller room upstairs from The Fillmore, part of a corporate complex of Live Nation venues including a comedy club. This tour stop just

Metal to Keep You on Garde

July 6th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Metal to Keep You on Garde It’s fair to say that heavy metal was co-opting classical and jazz even before there was a name for it. Deep Purple helped invent metal in the ‘70s, but before churning out

The Novelty of Metal

June 29th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

The Novelty of Metal Some metalheads take this shit way too seriously. They look at novelty metal bands and scoff at the concept forgetting that the almighty Venom used Satan as shtick, that many a